Impossible Interview: A Chat With Jack the Ripper

As I sit here in the interview room I admit to a certain trepidation. This new technology that allows us to pluck a person from the past and project a holographic version of them before us is perfectly safe. Yet, the person I await is infamous, perhaps one of the most infamous people in history,…

Lucha – Life in Victorian London

London. 1888. The center of the largest empire the world had ever saw. Reports of the murders of Jack the Ripper fill the newspapers. Set against a backdrop of deep disparity between the classes and hypocritical morality London at the time was a place of great wonders and dark evil. It’s this city of contrasts…

Is That a Fox?

The Wolf in Lucha and the Wolf Readers of Lucha have expressed their confusion about the appearance of the wolf. “It looks like a fox,” they say, “not a wolf. What’s up with that?” It’s simple. It’s not a fox. It’s a maned wolf. “What’s a maned wolf?” I hear you saying. Well. let me…

Feral Children: Born to Be Wild

Raised by Animals Stories of children raised by animals have been with us for millennia, from legends and myths to actual documented cases. We’re all familiar with Tarzan and Mowgli but the topic is far more involved. Myths and Legends Surprisingly there are few myths that deal with feral children with one important exception. Going…

“Lucha” – Who was the Real Jack the Ripper?

In Stela’s story, Lucha, we see a version of London racked with terror. The Whitechapel murderer, also known as Jack the Ripper, was a true boogeyman figure, with his sensationalized portrayal in the newspapers of the time elevating him to an almost supernatural status. And as these murders remain unsolved to this day, there are…